Randomness

Random thoughts and equally random web links. Unfortunately for you, I like to share.

Real or no real?

With all the retouching and Photoshopping going on, it’s hard to tell just what is real these days. Dove highlighted that fact with its evolution of a model ad, which has been beautifully spoofed with a video called Slob Evolution. And if you ever had any doubts about the power of the airbrush, check out the power of Photoshop.

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Online karaoke bar

If you fancy yourself as a chart-topper, test drive your singing abilities at Singshot. This site is effectively an online karaoke bar. Well, a bar without alcohol (and after some of the performances, you might just be in the mood for something a little stronger than cocoa). However, it’s a fun little site where everyone has the chance to be a star. You can pick a song and record yourself doing your thing, uploading...

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Evolution of a model

Evolution of a Model highlights just how little of what we see in glossy magazines and on billboards is real:

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Is she real or a Hollywood panel job?

Dear readers, I need your help.  Take a deep breath, brace yourself and point your browser to the Internetstats website.  Now, here’s the question: Is that woman real? Is she the result of a wayward plastic surgeon? Or is she _ as I suspect — the long-lost lovechild of Liza Minnelli’s oh-so-startled-looking ex-hubby David Gest?  What is it with celebs and their love affair with nipping and tucking everything that jiggles, dangles or moves? Of...

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Coolness rating

Coolness rating

Are you cool? I guess there’s only one way to find out.

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Just wax it already!

For my hairy-backed readers out there, help is at hand.  If your back resembles a bearskin rug and your arms aren’t long enough or your hedgeclippers not accurate enough to deal with the problem, check out the Razorba.

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U2 top of the (Trade Me) pops

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the No 1 search on online auction site Trade Me last month was U2, knocking Apple’s iPod into the No 2 spot. The other big news from Trade Me is that dragon_games has become the site’s first trader to reach the 10,000 individual feedback mark. That’s a lot of DVDs.

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Weird, weird world of WWW

Weird, weird world of WWW

Sometimes I wonder just where the ideas come from for the rich array of websites that make up the weird wide web.  Did the genius behind Cats in Sinks simply look at his or her cat, think: “ah, I’ve got a cat. And a sink. Perhaps I should have a website.” I have a cat. I also have a sink — a couple of them in fact — but it’s never once occurred to...

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Enlightening…and a hoax

Last week I wrote about the Komarnitsky family and their interactive website featuring the 17,000 Christmas lights that adorn their house.   Online news stories and information on the family’s site stated net surfers could control the lights with the click of a mouse.   Turns out it was a rather elaborate hoax.   Read all about the details, and the decision to come clean, here. Father and head-hoaxer Alek Komarnitsky figured he could probably keep the...

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Art-iculate

Ever find yourself looking at a piece of modern art and wondering if you’ve missed the boat? Take a look at Weird Art, a collection of art gathered from the web. If you’re anything like me, Miles of Mules might be more your cup of tea. it is a public arts project involving decorated, life-sized fibreglass mules. Culture and cutesy animals, what more could you want?

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